In more than 35 years of service, Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) has become a subject matter expert in child welfare and advocacy, with notable expertise in training advocates. This expertise has challenged us to address the acute need for those serving children and families in the justice system to be fully informed of the range and complexity of issues impacting the health, safety and well-being of children and families and properly trained to competently, effectively and successfully represent their interests.
Child Advocates has long wished to respond to the needs of advocates throughout Pennsylvania with a statewide training program that would coordinate the region’s knowledge-base. The establishment of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy (CEA), headquartered at Child Advocates, has allowed us to expand our training capacity to respond to systemic needs.
We provide comprehensive, innovative training and resources for those working on behalf of children and families whose lives are impacted by the judicial system. CEA aims to enhance the lives and well-being of abused and neglected children by improving the practice of lawyers and other child-serving professionals
To learn more about training opportunities, please contact:
Jodi Schatz, Esq.
Director of Intake and Pro Bono Services
Meghan Johnson, MPH
Project Manager, Center for Excellence in Advocacy